LibDem catastrophe after 2010-15 coalition with Tories has taught them nothing – and their ‘remain’ principles aren’t even skin-deep
Any notion that the LibDems had learned anything from their ballot-box punishment in 2015 after five years of collaborating with the Tories had already been shown to be nonsense by their eagerness to collaborate with the Tory/Tory-lite ‘TIG’ group when it formed a few months ago.
But at least TIG was made up of ultra-remainers in line with the LibDems’ supposed commitment to ‘stop Brexit’.
But any semblance of principle has now been flushed away by the LibDems’ decision to collaborate, not only with the Tories – again – but also with the ultra-leave and now mostly racist UKIP to take control of Bolton council.
The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, UKIP and hyper local parties, Farnworth and ‘hyper-local’ right-wing groups Kearsley First and Horwich & Blackrod First Independents have joined forces to take over the running of the council – meaning that the LibDems are now formally ‘in bed’ with at least two pro-Brexit parties.
The LibDems haven’t fooled anyone for a long time – but even the pretence of principle or so-called ‘progressive’ politics is abandoned in a heartbeat when it suits them.
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